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Encouragement for Moms: An Interview with Zan Tyler

Vol. 87, Prg. 11–15
January 12–16, 2009

Encouragement is a key ingredient to successful homeschooling! Whether you’re facing another long winter day or the criticism of family and friends for your choice to homeschool, Zan Tyler joins host Mike Smith this week to offer timely encouragement for homeschooling moms.

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A Common Struggle
Looking for a Little Help
Arming Yourself to Face Criticism
Surviving until Spring
Let Me Tell You . . .


Zan Tyler
Zan Tyler As an acquisitions editor for Apologia Educational Ministries, Zan Tyler’s goal is to develop and publish biblically-based resources that will empower parents in the purpose and process of homeschooling. As an international speaker, her goal is to encourage moms in the eternally significant task of homeschooling. She is the author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential and is a popular online columnist.

Zan and husband, Joe, homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school, for a total of 21 years. When Zan began homeschooling in 1984, she was threatened with jail by the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education. Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990 and served as its president for 10 years. In 1987, she was honored as the South Carolina Homemaker of the Year. The governor of South Carolina awarded Zan the Order of the Palmetto in 1998, the highest honor a civilian can receive. Zan formerly served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org. For four years, she worked with B&H Publishing Group as an acquisitions editor, developing a homeschool line of resources.

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